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The Best School-Reform Ideas Come From Educators

If you wanted a reliable medical opinion, you would ask a doctor, not a politician or pundit. If your car needed a tune up, you’d go to a garage, not a grocery store. And if you were looking for strategies to improve your community, you would start at home!

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This Testing Obsession Isn’t Getting Us Anywhere

“What they’re facing is this onslaught of tests that people are just twisting in knots, trying to hit some score on a standardized test, because if you don’t have your quota of kids that hit the cut score, someone gets punished,” Lily Eskelsen García told Fox 13 News in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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We Know What Equity Looks Like, and We are Passionate About it

Equity is a cause I have fought for all my life, since the days I taught in a Homeless Shelter School in Salt Lake City. It is the cause of my heart. I work every day—as I know many of you do—in the hope that some day every blessed child can walk into her neighborhood More…

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Paid Sick Days for Parents Benefit Kids, Schools

It’s back to school season! Educators and students are back in school, after many have prepared much of the summer. Families are once again preparing for an even more hectic juggling act. And with the new school year, and changing weather, comes the likelihood of sick children. While no parent plans for children to get More…

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Back to School in Illinois!

Lily was in Illinois on September 22 for NEA’s 2014 Back to School Tour. She saw examples of great ELL and STEM programs, met with ESP members, and talked to media about Voter Registration Day. [View the story "NEA Back to School 2014: Illinois" on Storify]

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Students Lose at Expense of Taxpayer-Funded Vouchers

Like millions of our colleagues, we became teachers so we could make a difference in the lives of our students. Whether it was a school in the suburbs of Salt Lake City or in the middle of Racine, what we wanted for our students was to teach them, to inspire them, to help them become More…